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Dave Grohl named 2015's Record Store Day Ambassador

Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl has been named this year's (15) Record Store Day Ambassador.

The rocker confirmed the news in a post on the Record Store Day website, insisting he has always been a huge fan of indie record shops.


He writes, "1975's K-Tel's Blockbuster 20 Original Hits by the Original Stars featuring Alice Cooper, War, Kool and the Gang, Average White Band and many more, bought at a small record shop in my suburban Virginia neighborhood, it was this record that changed my life and made me want to become a musician.


"The second that I heard Edgar Winter's Frankenstein kick in, I was hooked. My life had been changed forever. This was the first day of the rest of my life."


Grohl claims his local independent record stores in and around Springfield, Virginia were "magical, mysterious places that I spent all of my spare time (and money) in, finding what was to eventually become the soundtrack of my life."


And it appears he has passed on his love of indie stores to his daughters, adding he loves watching "the reverence they have as they handle their Beatles vinyl".


This year's Record Store Day will be held on 18 April (15).